1 Dead After Freeway Shooting In Richmond

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Traffic on I-580 after a fatal shooting on the freeway in Richmond.

Traffic on I-580 after a fatal shooting on the freeway in Richmond.

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RICHMOND (CBS) — All lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in Richmond have reopened after a man was shot dead and crashed while driving Saturday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Witnesses reported seeing shots fired from a vehicle into a blue Ford SUV around 12:40 p.m. on eastbound Highway 580 near Regatta Boulevard, according to CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld.

The SUV crashed into the roadway’s center divider and overturned. Officers arrived to find the driver dead at the scene, Wilkenfeld said.

Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said no description of the suspect vehicle or possible suspects has been released.

All eastbound lanes around the scene of the crash were blocked while Richmond police and CHP officers collected evidence.

The roadway fully reopened at about 5:40 p.m., the CHP said.

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